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I Starting Over After Divorce

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    Getting to Know Me

    I am 37 years old. I was married for 10 years and with that same pertner for 17 years (half of my life at the time) ... We were better buddies than a happily married couple. I have been in a few relationships since the divorce ended but have not found that special Mrs. Right...
    DSMHawk DSMHawk 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 23, 2007

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    Starting Over.......

    I am in the process of starting over. After 43 years of married life, I am now on my own.To be honest, if feels very similar to dealing with a loss of a spouse due to a death. This person you lived with for decades, is just not here, and will never be here again. It is sad, but...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 11 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    After 17 years of marriage,

    starting over and things are much different! Def experiencing some anxiety about the unknown but enjoying the art of online dating & social media! It's nice to have a forum to share & meet people w/ similar interests!
    FlKuntryBoy FlKuntryBoy 26-30, M Jul 23

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    Not Sure I Know How To Do This.

    Well, the axe has fallen I have been served with divorce papers. I have spent the last year trying to save the relationship.  Since being served I have started to understand this is the end of the relationship as we know it.When we met I was an outgoing, social person.  I am...
    1980Monza 1980Monza 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    A New Life

    I am starting a wonderful new life after becoming divorced. I was in my marriage for twenty years. For over half that time I was quite miserable. I had gotten used to being told my wants and desires were foolish, that my job working with children was valueless, and that overall I...
    kwanyin kwanyin 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    Never Better

    Divorced for 3 years after being together for 17. His struggle with depression felt contagious, and now that I don't live with it, I have more fun, more friends and interests, do so many of the things I always wanted to. I'm sky diving in 2 days and can't wait! Doing the funnest...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    Moving On Is Not So Easy....

    I am recently divorced after a long marriage of 43 years...This is also the first time I have ever broken up with someone that i loved, and so i have not a clue how to deal with some of the emotional issues.,and so i was wondering what insight or information the people here could...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    Thinking Of Leaving

    I shared my story before, but instead of giving you the details, lets just say that i've been divorced for 8 months more or less ( separated for almost 2 years). I didnt want to divorce, and I still dont want to ve divorced. You know where this is going right? So, in the past...
    albyd albyd 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    Starting Over...When Is It Really Time?

     I've read so many touching stories here lately, divorced after 10 years, 20 years...40 years! The list goes on, many people to thank for some really good insight. I guess, the more time you've been married, the harder it is to deal with letting go, emotionally and even...
    albyd albyd 31-35, M 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    The....EX

    This is NOT in reference to marriages involving physical violence, mental abuse. This is about just ordinary marriages that fell apart.People are not always compatible, and so the married couple drift apart.  And so, as I encounter other divorced people, it is shocking, and very...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 5 Responses May 6, 2013

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    A New Beginning

    Back in 1985 I married the most wonderful woman. We had met through a councilling service and I was the councillor. Surprisingly we hit it off straight away and we both discussed our past and our insecurities so we both started the relationship on equal footing. I knew what she...
    tsv01 tsv01 46-50, M Apr 28, 2012

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    Glad I Got Divorced

    I was married for 9 years and then i found out my wife was cheatting on me with someone i worked with and that was the end off that it took me a 3 years to get fully over it but i did and now i have remarried and i am so happy and i have 3 boys as well i was very sad at one point...
    wellboy120 wellboy120 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Divorced And Not Happy

    Hi everyone I am a divorced father of two great kids after being married for 13 years i found my exwife started cheating on me bye the time I knew what hit me I lost everything my house my buisiness and all of my money, emotionly I had a hard time dealing with things I tried to...
    DAWNBRAN DAWNBRAN 36-40, M 11 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    Its Sooo Unbelievably Devastating

    Im 49 yrs old...got divorced finalized 5 months ago; im getting there in starting over, but what i find so devastating aside form the actual leaving ( i left; my 2 teenage daughters chose to live w/their father in the house; i see them evry 2 wks) was that i have a brother and...
    Terri631 Terri631 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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    My Divorce Story

    I met my wife in 2004. She was the kind of person I thought I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. She was funny, pretty, and goal oriented. Our relationship took off rather quickly..perhaps a little to quickly. I had been nursing a broken heart for the better part of two...
    syderb79 syderb79 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    Getting A Divorce And Starting Over

    I have been married for 30 years, I thought she was my soulmate, but apparently I was wrong. We were going through some financial problems and she started talking to a "friend" of ours and getting advice. This was 2 years ago and now she says she not "in love" with me any more...
    lonelyheart1961 lonelyheart1961 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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    Going through a divorce.

    We separated for 4 months now. it's been hard for i have 3 young kids, 7, 4, 2 years old. I have moved back to my home country after finding out my wife cheating. Thinking, i was back home to regain myself and would go back to live near the kids in the US again but in a way i...
    flexoverdeal flexoverdeal 31-35, M a week ago

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    Not Easy

    It's not easy to start over and get on with my life when I think of all the hurtful things he said. I know they aren't true but the hurt remains. Plus it's been a year and he keeps telling me over and over.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    Alone With No Where To Go And No One To Talk To...

    I have now been separated just over a year. Married out of High School at 19, for 15 years I was with my best friend and only friend. Since 2006 I have had medical problems which made things difficult, in 2012 emotional issues caused more problems leading to a self-imposed stay...
    ApparentlyDepressed ApparentlyDepressed 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    I know we all have to do it sometimes, and it's necessary to try again (if we are ever going to have what we want), but I am SOOOOOOooooooooo tired of starting over. I guess it's...
    moonchile moonchile 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    wednesdaychildke wednesdaychildke 22-25, F Aug 5

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    Don't get me wrong, I am SO glad I divorced and 99% of my life is immensely better, but one part isn't...my own personal life. Well, it is better than it was when I was married...
    runnermama runnermama 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    How is life after divorce? Do you regret it? Are you happier?
    Brandnue Brandnue 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 27

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    My husband cheated on me 2 years ago, I tried to make things work for the kids and actually myself. I still loved him, but there is no trust. We tried and it is just not working...
    livenlife45 livenlife45 46-50, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am 37 and starting over, not from a life long love but from a long life of seeking love. I have given so much time and energy into finding "The ONE" that I settled for some...
    balanis balanis 36-40, F Aug 8

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    I can't go back in time but I'm starting over TODAY! bamn!
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    My husband and I have really grown apart over the past few years. We have three young children and I love them more than anything, which is the only reason I haven't left him. He...
    overcome78 overcome78 31-35, F Aug 7

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    Okay, so this pretty much is a 3 part story so ill post it 3 seperate times, but it all intertwines and stuff so yeah. And noone really knows all this except my mom and bf so im...
    Jessiesgirl98 Jessiesgirl98 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    My wife and I have talked several times about divorce. We have been together for almost twenty years and I'm ready. To be honest our marriage was over shortly after we said our...
    freegan freegan 46-50, M Aug 4

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    Today my husband suggested we get a divorce. I've been thinking about it for a VERY long time. I'm not sure when things changed but over time I stopped loving him. I left a few...
    ToniS ToniS 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Shilohunf83v Shilohunf83v 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I are already training family regulation like divorce, custody, adoption, domestic violence and assistance for 24 several years. I'm at this time a Municipal Cour Judge and have...
    Vestaavv1604 Vestaavv1604 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Dear mom Thank you for divorcing my father! I have often wondered what happened to him; why he wanted me so much and yet never came to visit me after you kicked him out. I never...
    Vanaheim Vanaheim 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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    I have completely and confidently decided I want a divorce from my husband of 10 years. It hasn't always been bad times, but I've never really felt that true love feeling and I...
    raedavis raedavis 31-35, F 38 Responses Jul 31

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    I remember watching Oprah years ago & listening to pitiful wives going through divorce & feeling so lost because they had been stay at home moms the entire marriage. Some had never...
    Jublue Jublue 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    My husband and I have no passion in our marriage. We have basically no matching interests. We do not see eye to eye at all. He wants kids someday, while I do not. Meanwhile, I am...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 9

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    My parents divorced when I was six years old. I don't remember much of it and it hasn't affected me at all. There is one brief memory I have of my brother and I playing with a...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Finally. And end. Yesterday, which ironically was out 13th wedding anniversary, we finally sat down and hammered out company buy out, spousal support and child support. So very...
    Tico72 Tico72 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    27 female Divorced jobless homeless living at home with mom and step dad lost my 7yr old son to husband left the love of my life who supports me through my transition in NY...
    seekinghappiness87 seekinghappiness87 26-30, F Jul 25

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    I am only in it because I need his financial support for our kids. He cheated on me last year and it ruined our 20 year marriage. He lied repeatedly and I am exhausted with all...
    Lifeissad789 Lifeissad789 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I would like to explain my situation but it would be even more helpful if children of divorced parents can give their input. I will give the facts as the children know and be...
    bobbyzp1 bobbyzp1 31-35, M Aug 14

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    So...we reached an agreement, finally. Finalization is imminent and I will soon be free. I feel strong and wise and proud and happy. This was 100% my decision after a decade of...
    Stalked9 Stalked9 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    Vestaavv1604 Vestaavv1604 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I found out today that I am going to be served....This came because I threatened him with reversing our pre nup. I just want to have a fresh start, although it would be great to...
    GOATSDOROAM GOATSDOROAM 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    If each get-togethers are open up to option dispute resolution, for instance arbitration or mediation, locating a law firm expert in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation will...
    Yolandajn652 Yolandajn652 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I want to update my story. It's been six months since the divorce has been finalized. I fixed what I can,Of my house, my life and my broken heart. Getting on track with debts and...
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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